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It can be sinful, if accompanied by wrong lustful thoughts.
Sin is often the result of lust or wrong selfish desire. This fact forms the primary basis of answering this question. Jesus tells us in Matthew 5:28 that “whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in...
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Does the Bible say anything about the doomsday predictions centering around the end of the Mayan calendar on December 2012 or any other future 'end of the world' predictions?
Many people believe that the ancient Mayan calendar mysteriously ends at the winter solstice in the year 2012. Is this a sign that the Mayans knew that Dec. 21, 2012, is the end of human history? The History Channel, Newsweek...
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Bible prophecy describes a powerful leader and his government or empire as the Beast. Can we know what his mysterious number, 666, means?
The number of the Beast, 666, is associated with the mark of the Beast and the name of the Beast in Revelation 13:17. We are told to "count the number" and that it is "the number of a man" (Revelation 13:18). One early explanation is...
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When Jesus Christ preached the good news of the Kingdom of God, was He talking about the Church during this age?
Some think the Church today is the Kingdom of God. Although there is a connection between the two, they are not identical. Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church (Ephesians 1:22), which is the body of believers called by God now...
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In considering funeral plans, many have questions about cremation. Is cremation acceptable for Christians?
The Bible doesn't mention cremation, but we will briefly review its history and tell you how it relates to the Bible's teachings about death and the afterlife. The Greeks introduced cremation to the Western world as early as 1000 B.C....
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Bible prophecy of the end time talks about a mysterious figure called the Antichrist (also called the "man of sin" and the "false prophet") before the second coming of Christ. But the story starts even earlier.
The Bible prophesies an end-time figure who opposes Christ—the Antichrist—but the meaning of the term antichrists encompasses more than just the end time. This term literally means "against Christ" and is variously defined as "...
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The Day of the Lord includes a series of cataclysmic events leading up to the return of Jesus Christ and His forceful suppression of humanity's rebellion against God.
Prophecies concerning the Day of the Lord can at times have a former and later fulfillment. What that means is that the messages of the ancient prophets applied in part to the people to whom they were preaching, but many of these...
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Jesus Christ and the apostle John describe terrifying supernatural signs in the sun, moon and stars between the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord. Why will God send these signs in the end times?
In the Olivet Prophecy in Matthew 24, Jesus Christ prophesied some important end-time signs: "Immediately after the tribulation [the unprecedented time of trouble described earlier in the chapter] of those days the sun will be darkened,...
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Paul said that we are naturally slaves of sin—that sin reigns over us. Why did God make man subject to sin? Did God intend for us to suffer the consequences of sin?
God could forcibly prevent people from sinning, but that would not enable us to achieve the potential that He desires for us to achieve. His will is that we learn right from wrong and that we choose to do right without pressure from Him (...

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